It’s birthday party planning time. Our oldest is turning 5. His first few parties were backyard fiestas with family. However, now that he’s in school, he wants to party with his friends.
So that means things get a little crazier for Mom and Dad.
While we may get it all right with decorations, loot bags, games, cake, food, and fun, there has been one important thing we’ve been forgetting: the photographer.
Sure, it’s not a wedding, but those same reasons you hire a photographer for your wedding apply to your kids’ birthdays.
Carolyn Egerszegi runs Spilled Milk Photography, a mom-based business that takes pictures of kids and families at birthday parties.
“People spend hundreds of dollars renting bouncy castles and entertainment for birthday parties, but think professional photography is an unnecessary extravagance,” says Carolyn. “Personally, I think it’s one of the best times to have a professional photographer – it’s like a “wedding day” in your child’s life and is definitely worth documenting properly.”
I asked her for the top 3 reasons why you should hire a pro, and 3 things we should remember if we can’t hire a pro:
All images Courtesy/Copyright Carolyn Egerszegi
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